Smoke goes up as angry residents protest

Community & Police

Emotions ran high on Friday 11 May 2018 when irate re-sidents from Mapoteng and Sesheng near Kathu burnt tyres as they protested against pre-paid services sus-pended by the Gamagara municipality for the non-pay-ment of property tax. The situation was contained by a strong police presence and fire fighting personnel. The mayor, the speaker and councillors also rushed to the area. Calm was restored when the services were re-connected. A solution to the problems were due to be discussed with a task team the following week.